As everyone already knows, Chamois has been under the knife these last two summers. Earth has been moved to reduce the snow required to build the mogul courses that we use throughout the season. Lights are also being installed to allow us to train and compete in the evenings. However, earthworks can be harmful to the delicate mountain environment. The final step for earthworks is re-vegetation. This involves planting plants, mulching and laying down soil saver (matting that mitigates erosion). On Saturday this is the work that we helped the Buller Ski Lifts Mountain Operations team complete. We raked rocks, through seed, hay and pegged mats. Now the run is ready for the winter and ready for TBR to get training.
But the day was only a bit about the work. The other part of the day was the hospitality and community building a day in mountains can only offer. Joey Corcoran put on a marvelous BBQ as we hung out above the beautiful Howqua Valley.